The easiest way to make this Healthy Chicken Fajita recipe is to slice the chicken and marinate it when you first bring the chicken home from the store and just toss in the freezer, this way when it's time to make them the hard part is done and they have marinated for a long, long time which makes for a really delicious meal.
1jalapeños all seeds and ribs removed and thinly sliced
1/2cupfrozen corn kernels
1can black beans drained and rinsed
In a bowl combine the cayenne, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder and salt. Mix well then move 1/2 of the mixture to a large gallon Ziploc bag, and the other 1/2 to a small sandwich sized bag (or smaller). Add the chicken strips to the large bag of spices and shake and squish until all the chicken is covered in spices, then drop the small bag in (make sure it is closed) and place in the fridge for the minimum of 3 hours but 24 is even better. If you are going to freeze the chicken for later now is the time to do so.
In your largest skillet heat the olive oil on medium-high and drop in the chicken, brown on both sides about 5 minutes total then add in the bell pepper, onion, jalapeno and the bag of spices. Mix together and cook until the onions and bell pepper are soft about 10-15 minutes. Add in the corn, beans and tomatoes and cook for another 3-5 minutes until all is heated up then serve.
Use the Healthy Chicken Fajitas to make the following 5 optional meals:Traditional Fajita Recipe: Whole Wheat Tortillas, Salsa and Greek Yogurt (Add 150 Calories)Fajita Lunch Wrap: Whole Wheat Tortilla, Salsa, Romaine (Add 130 Calories)Fajita Baked Potato: Baked Potato, Greek Yogurt (Add 180 Calories)Grilled Cheese Fajita: 2 slices Whole Wheat Bread, 1/4 cup Low Fat Cheddar Cheese (Add 250 Calories)Fajita Salad Recipe: Romaine lettuce, 1/8 cup both Greek Yogurt and Salsa mixed together as a dressing (Add 80 Calories)Average cooking time: 20 minutes; Prep Time: 25 minutes (allow 3-24 hours of marinating); Calories: 147